This is notes to self, I can’t write much or I’ll lose sewing time…
Binder Foot and black cotton bias tape to bind the edges of the front facing. It takes a little getting used to, but it’s worth learning.
I like to use a decorative stitch to attach the binding because it’s tough and pretty.
3.0 stitch length, 5.5 needle position, 50 wt silk-finish mercerized cotton topstitching thread.
The bound buttonholes took most of last week.
I remembered bound buttonholes take time- much more time than machine worked buttonholes. I know they’re “purer” in a way, and as much as I like them I think I’ll still file them under “sometimes” techniques.
That said, I’m enjoying the color effect they create. I think I may stitch an invisible zip down the front to join the skirt yoke to allow for ease of dressing.
Addendum- I thought about it and I’ll have to use a separating zip down the CF. If I can find a separating dress zip, that’s the way I’ll go.